Wil Myers
1B SD
2 weeks ago

Myers is targeting a 40-homer, 40-steal season in 2017, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Myers' former teammate, Matt Kemp, infamously made a similar prediction in 2012 and fell short of his lofty 50-50 goals. It certainly would be quite the jump in power and speed for the 25-year-old first baseman after he put up career-highs in both homers (28) and steals (28) last year. Fantasy owners would be content with a repeat performance of last year and a clean bill of health, but the statement from Myers shows that he feels he is capable of bringing more to the table. The 40-40 mark seems outlandish, but it's actually more plausible than it seems at first. Last year was the first time Myers surpassed the 100-game mark in a season and his body's lack of conditioning to that sort of workload could be a big reason why his performance dropped off significantly in the second half (.286 with 19 homers and 15 steals in the first half). He even cited that his ego (after becoming an All-Star) got in the way of his consistency and contributed to his post-All-Star slump. No one is going to project Myers to reach the 40-40 mark this season, but this is a good sign for his fantasy prospects that he is not content with the tremendous growth he experienced last year.

Wil Myers
1B SD
1 month ago

Myers agreed to a six-year, $83 million deal with the Padres on Monday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Padres decided to lock up the 26-year-old, who is coming off of a breakout 2016 campaign in which he slashed .259/.336/.461 and mashed 28 home runs. Myers also stole 28 bases in 34 attempts. He presents a bit of long-term risk, as he missed significant time due to injuries during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. If he can stay healthy, it appears that Myers will be a cornerstone in the Padres' lineup for the foreseeable future.

Wil Myers
1B SD
5 months ago

Myers finished 2-for-3 including a three-run home run in Friday night's 7-2 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

After failing to reach base with a three-strikeout night on Thursday, snapping an eight-game hit streak, Myers started things off right for San Diego in the bottom of the first inning with a three-run shot to center -- his 28th homer of the season -- giving his club a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 25-year-old first baseman would also cross home in the Padres four-run fifth after reaching base on a single. Myers now sports a cool .261/.338/.473 line on the season.

Wil Myers
1B SD
5 months ago

Myers hit a solo home run and walked twice in a 1-for-2 game Monday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Myers has seven extra-base hits and a .266/.342/.484 line in September. He had a brutal August (.216/.283/.361), but his recovery in the season's final month will go a long way in convincing people this breakout season wasn't the result of a couple early fluky months.

Wil Myers
1B SD
6 months ago

Myers is not in the lineup for Monday's contest with the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Myers hasn't been great at the plate lately, batting a mere .178 in his past 30 games. He'll get a day off to rest while Yangervis Solarte slides over to cover his absence at first base.

Wil Myers
1B SD
6 months ago

Myers went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Braves on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This has been a breakout year for Myers, but he'd been slumping badly over his last nine games, hitting just .086 with a brutal 16 strikeouts in 35 at-bats. Of course, that's just the latest in a longer trend -- after a rip-roaring first half of the season (19 homers, 15 steals and a .286 average in 87 games), Myers has been quite bad since the All-Star break, hitting barely over the Mendoza line with just five homers in 41 contests.

Wil Myers
1B SD
6 months ago

Myers (illness) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

After being a late scratch due to a stomach virus Sunday, Myers will make his return to the lineup in time for San Diego's series opener in Atlanta. Myers has had a major drop-off in production since the All-Star break, slashing just .204/.311/.338 with four home runs and 13 RBI over 38 games. He'll have a tough matchup Tuesday when he faces Atlanta ace Julio Teheran.

Wil Myers
1B SD
6 months ago

Myers was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Marlins due to a stomach virus.

EDGE Analysis

The All-Star first baseman was initially slated to man the third spot in the lineup, but apparently felt ill after warmups and will now be given the day off to recover from what's likely a minor issue. With Myers resting, Yangervis Solarte is now slated to move over from the hot corner to start at first base, while Alex Dickerson will enter the lineup after previously being in line to serve in a bench role.

Wil Myers
1B SD
6 months ago

Myers is back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Myers had gone nearly a full month without a day off dating back to July 3, a stretch in which he hit just .235/.336/.378 with three home runs in 26 games. We'll have to see if the day off refreshes him for the stretch run and he can rediscover the power he has shown for much of the season (career high 23 home runs, .478 slugging percentage in 120 games).

Wil Myers
1B SD
6 months ago

Myers is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

San Diego's slugger will have his first day off since July 22, giving way to Brett Wallace at first base. Myers will likely return to the lineup Monday when the Padres begin their series against the Cubs.